American Jewish Year Book 2013

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities

  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Ira Sheskin

Part of the American Jewish Year Book book series (AJYB, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Review Articles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jonathan Woocher, Meredith Woocher
      Pages 3-57
    3. Steven M. Cohen, Jacob B. Ukeles, Ron Miller
      Pages 59-142
    4. Ethan Felson
      Pages 143-164
    5. Lawrence Grossman
      Pages 165-199
    6. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 201-277
    7. Sergio DellaPergola
      Pages 279-358
  3. Jewish Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 361-390
    3. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 391-424
    4. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 425-445
    5. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 447-597
    6. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 599-600
    7. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 601-622
    8. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 623-649
    9. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 651-681
  4. Jewish Press

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 683-683
    2. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 685-695
    3. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 697-709

About this book


This book, in its 113th year, provides insight into major trends in the North American Jewish community, examining Jewish education, New York Jewry, national and Jewish communal affairs, and the US and world Jewish population. It also acts as an important resource with its lists of Jewish Institutions, Jewish periodicals, and academic resources as well as Jewish honorees, obituaries, and major recent events. It should prove useful to social scientists and historians of the American Jewish community, Jewish communal workers, and the press, among others. 

For more than a century, the American Jewish Year Book has remained and continues to serve, even in the Internet age, as the leading reference work on contemporary Jewish life. This year’s volume, with its special reports on Jewish education and  the New York community and its updates on Jewish population statistics, Jewish institutions, and the major Jewish figures who passed in the year past, continues this splendid tradition.

Pamela S. Nadell, Chair, Department of History, American University and Co-editor, Making Women’s Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

 The 2013 volume of the American Jewish Year Book impressively demonstrates that Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin have restored this important resource in all its former glory.

Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Service, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Having a current American Jewish Year Book on my shelf is like having a panel of experts on American Jewish life at the ready, prepared to give me thoughtful, accurate answers and observations on the key issues, trends and statistics that define our continental Jewish community today. Well into its second century, the American Jewish Year Book continues to be an essential resource for serious leaders, practitioners and students who seek to ground their work in solid research and up-to-date data.

Jacob Solomon, Greater Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO


American Jewish Academic Resources American Jewish Communal Affairs American Jewish Institutions and Press American Jewish National Affairs American Jewish Population American Jewry Honrees in American Jewry Jewish Education Major events in American Jewry New York Jews Obituaries in American Jewry World Jewish Population

Editors and affiliations

  • Arnold Dashefsky
    • 1
  • Ira Sheskin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish LifeUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geography and Regional Studies, The Jewish Demography Project, The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic StudiesUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01657-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01658-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-9575
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-9583
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